Diego Suarez Salazar is Global Financial Integrity’s Latin America Research Analyst, focusing on the analysis of transnational crime, illicit financial flows, and trade fraud primarily concentrated in Latin America.
Prior to joining GFI, Diego worked as an adjunct faculty for the Political Science and Public Administration department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he taught courses related to Latin American politics and international relations. His research has focused on analyzing violent non-state actors, including terrorists, insurgency groups, and drug cartels, and their impact on the economic and political landscapes of Latin American nations.
Diego received his M.A. in Latin American Studies with a concentration in Security Studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he also earned his Certificate in Diplomatic Studies (CDS). He earned his B.A. in Latin American History and Latin American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Born in Mexico City, he is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English.